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GraceLand

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2005

by Chris Abani Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 26, 2005)

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent

The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way...


The Englishman's Daughter

by Ben Macintyre Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2002)

"I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916

In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first...


How We Are

by Vincent Deary Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 30, 2014)

The first book in a major new trilogy, How to Live: How We Are, How We Break, and How We Mend

We live in small worlds.

How We Are is an astonishing debut and the first part of the monumental How to Live trilogy,...


The New Life

by Orhan Pamuk & Guneli Gun Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2014)

Osman is a young university student whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a mysterious book. Osman becomes obsessed with the book, which seems to contain all the magic and power of life and love....


Constellations

by Nick Payne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2014)

"A singular astonishment." —John Lahr, The New Yorker

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don't. They fall madly...


The Black Book

by Orhan Pamuk & Guneli Gun Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2014)

The Black Book is a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirms Orhan Pamuk's reputation as a writer of international stature, comparable to Borges and Calvino.

Galip is an Istanbul...


Khirbet Khizeh

by S. Yizhar, Yaacob Dweck, Nicholas de Lange & David Shulman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2014)

"Exhilarating . . . How often can you say about a harrowing, unquiet book that it makes you wrestle with your soul?" —Neel Mukherjee, The Times (London)

It's 1948 and the Arab villagers of Khirbet Khizeh are...


Traveler

by Devin Johnston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 02, 2014)

The poems in Devin Johnston's Traveler cross great distances, from the Red Hills of Kansas to the Rough Bounds of the Scottish Highlands, following weather patterns, bird migrations, and ocean voyages. Less...


The Deleted World

by Tomas Transtromer & Robin Robertson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2014)

A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tomas Tranströmer can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of...


Ashes for Breakfast

by Durs Grünbein & Michael Hofmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2014)

The first English translation of Germany's leading contemporary poet.

...what is the whole surreal jokeshop

of terrors compared to the

infinitely chance little

tricks of a poem.

--from "MonoLogical Poem #1"

Born in...


The Unspeakable

by Meghan Daum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

"Daum is her generation's Joan Didion." —Nylon

Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth, captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


Selected Poems 1988-2013

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

A new edition of the later selected work of a Nobel Prize-winning poet

Often considered to be "the greatest poet of our age" (The Guardian), Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 "for...


Ideas of Order

by Neil L. Rudenstine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

Shakespeare's sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close...


Ardor

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

In a meditation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world

In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called "a literary institution,"...


Collected Poems, 1919-1976

by Allen Tate & Christopher Benfey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2014)

One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past—in the land,...


Ways of Curating

by Hans Ulrich Obrist Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits...


Ugly Girls

by Lindsay Hunter Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Perry and Baby Girl are best friends, though you wouldn't know it if you met them. Their friendship is woven from the threads of never-ending dares and power struggles, their loyalty fierce but incredibly fraught....


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...


Limbo

by Melania G. Mazzucco & Virginia Jewiss Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago,...


The Laughing Monsters

by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Denis Johnson's New York Times bestseller, The Laughing Monsters, is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.

Roland...


Unseen Hand

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

One of the most gifted poets of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary classic. Few writers in poetry or prose have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that are the trademarks of...


If I Were Another

by Mahmoud Darwish & Fady Joudah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Translation

Mahmoud Darwish was that rare literary phenomenon: a poet both acclaimed by critics as one of the most important poets in the Arab world and beloved by his...


The Heart Is Strange

by John Berryman & Daniel Swift Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A lively sampling from the work of one of the most celebrated and daring poets of the twentieth century

John Berryman was perhaps the most idiosyncratic American poet of the twentieth century. Best known for...


Eternal Enemies

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

The highway became the Red Sea.

We moved through the storm like a sheer valley.

You drove; I looked at you with love.

—from "Storm"

One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


Cora Fry's Pillow Book

by Rosellen Brown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Through the persona of Cora Fry, a wife and mother living in a small New Hampshire town, Rosellen Brown explores the ambivalent ties of love, loyalty, marriage, and family in a series of related poems. This...


The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Short Poems

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

This collection brings together in a single volume a wide range of John Berryman's earlier work. It includes the complete contents of The Dispossessed, a selection published in 1948 which has been out of print;...


Poets in Their Youth

by Eileen Simpson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

In 1942, Eileen Simpson—then Eileen Mulligan—married John Berryman. Both were in their twenties; Eileen had just graduated from Hunter College and John had but one slim volume of poetry to his name. They...


Love and Fame

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

One of the most astonishing things about this astonishing book is that it follows so closely in time the enormous achievement of the author's Dream Songs, the first part of which 77 Dream Songs, won the Pulitzer...


Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia

by Emmanuel Carrere & John Lambert Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures

This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes...


John Berryman

by John Berryman & Charles Thornbury Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

This volume brings together all of John Berryman's poetry, except for his epic The Dream Songs, ranging from his earliest unpublished poem (1934) to those written in the last months of his life (1972). John...


Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

This volume represents the first appearance in paperback of one of America's most outstanding poets, John Berryman. It contains, besides the long title poem, Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, the major portion...


His Toy, His Dream, His Rest

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

His Toy, His Dream, His Rest continues and concludes the poem, called The Dream Songs, begun in 77 Dream Songs, which was published in 1964 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. It is a much longer volume...


Henry's Fate and Other Poems

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

The poems in this posthumous collection were written by John Berryman between 1967 and 1972, the year of his death. The first group consists of forty-five unpublished or uncollected Dream Songs, included the...


The Dream Songs

by John Berryman, Daniel Swift & Michael Hofmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

The Dream Songs is widely seen as Berryman's masterpiece, an impressively vast and varied collection of poems that is in itself a single, sprawling, ever-shifting poem. The songs in this great work are thus...


Delusions, Etc.

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

Mr. Berryman's posthumous book of poems, Delusions, Etc., had been completed and was in proof before his death on January 7, 1972. The opening section, "Opus Dei," is a sequence of eight poems based on the offices...


Berryman's Sonnets

by John Berryman, Daniel Swift & April Bernard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A brilliant and fiercely pitched sonnet cycle about love: at once passionate, forbidden, and doomed

John Berryman was an unconventional poet, but he must have surprised even himself when, in his thirties, he...


77 Dream Songs

by John Berryman, Daniel Swift & Henri Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A wild, masterful Pulitzer Prize-winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astounds

John Berryman was hardly unknown when he published 77 Dream Songs, but the volume was, nevertheless,...


Just As I Thought

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 2014)

This rich and multifaceted collection is Grace Paley's vivid record of her life. As close to an autobiography as anything we are likely to have from this quintessentially American writer, Just As I Thought gives...


Bad Paper

by Jake Halpern Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 14, 2014)

The Federal Trade Commission receives more complaints about rogue debt collecting than about any activity besides identity theft. Dramatically and entertainingly, Bad Paper reveals why. It tells the story of...


Lila

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014

by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

National Book Award Finalist

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


Deep Down Dark

by Héctor Tobar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched...


The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters,...


Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 30, 2014)

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning...


Music and Suicide

by Jeff Clark Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Flower on, happy paperwhite

When you bloom you're gorgeous

when you wilt

--"Drugs"

Jeff Clark's first collection, The Little Door Slides Back, was hailed as an unclassifiable classic in underground American writing:...